The Director of Parent Giving and Donor Relations serves as the primary staff member within Alumni and Development for fundraising with current parents and families, along with stewardship of named endowed funds. It also involves planning and managing two annual fundraising mini-campaigns: the fall "Five-Week Campaign" and the winter "Belles and Buckles Gala". In addition, this position includes a portfolio of donors to be solicited and stewarded each year. The position involves all aspects of external relations, including face-to-face fundraising. It is a full-time, salaried position.
Primary duties and responsibilities
Plan and execute the fall "Five-Week" campaign for soliciting parents and others in the Webb community for participation in the annual fund
Manage a portfolio of donors, including face-to-face visits and travel overnight (5-10 nights per year) focusing primarily on leadership giving to The Webb Fund ($1,000+)
Organize and manage the "Belles and Buckles Gala" special fundraising event which provides faculty and staff bonuses. Planning to be coordinated with Webb School Parents' Association (WSPA) volunteers and with the Parent Liaison in the Office of Admissions
Facilitate annual stewardship activities between donors and recipients of endowed funds
Qualifications and skills
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
3-5 years fundraising experience, or related experiences
Strong organizational, interpersonal, computer, and writing skills
Familiarity with, and appreciation for the mission and culture of an independent school
About The Webb School
Founded in 1870, The Webb School is a private boarding school in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Students from grades 6 -12 come from all over the world seeking college preparatory school education in liberal arts. With 10 Rhodes Scholars among its graduates and consistently high SAT scores, The Webb School has a reputation of being one of the top private boarding schools in the nation. Webb’s small school community and its emphasis on honor truly create a Character of Home for its approximate 325 day and boarding students. The 150-acre campus is located in a rural setting 50 miles southeast of Nashville. Approximately 50% of the upper school’s student population is boarding. At present, the school enrolls students from 15 U.S. states and 17 countries.